There are actually surprisingly few cars in the Japan Automotive Hall of Fame. The Mazda Roadster/Miata was just inducted, and the Toyota Corolla was welcomed last year, but the list is still pretty short. There can be many reasons for a car to deserve a spot. A pure and consistent sports car like the Mazda is appealing to enthusiasts, but the Corolla has put more people on the road than any other model in history. The JAHoF takes motorcycles, commercial vehicles and notable individuals too. What would you nominate, and why?
What should be inducted into the Japan Automotive Hall of Fame next?
The most entertaining comment by next Monday will receive a prize. Scroll down to see the winner of last week’s QotW, “What’s the last car you will ever own?”
There were lots of heartfelt answers last week, with reasons as diverse as the cars chosen. Tim can’t stop thinking about the S30 Zs he has owned, Jeff Koch has been through a lot with his WRX wagon, Ant arrived at the Mazda Miata after a Sherlock Holmes-like round of deductive reasoning, Angelo has accrued too many fond memories with his B12 Sentra, Jayrdee scrounged and saved to get his dream AE86, and thefiscoproject wants to make sure there is at least one S30 Z left in the world after the autonomous armageddon.
Many of you selected newer cars. Steve wants something that will last the rest of his life and went with the logical choice of Lexus LS, dankan makes a case for the Honda E, and Streetpunk64 has an unshakable love for the Scion xB. Ultimately, it was ZN‘s youthful desire to keep his SW20 MR2 forever, even though he’s only in his 20s, that won our hearts.